There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us.  To make the most of your visit we have included some important information below.  You can also preview our exhibits by clicking the link below.


Opening Hours

Summer hours 

27th Feb until 31st October we are open 10am - 5pm, Wednesday - Sunday.  We are open on bank holiday Mondays from 10am - 5pm.

Winter hours 

Please note: The museum will be closed from 20th December until 2nd January for the festive season.

 1st November until 28th February we are open 11am - 4pm, Wednesday & Sunday.

Please note:  The Tilford East Bridge is closed until summer 2020.  Diversions are in place.  You may need to leave a little longer for your journey.


Bringing Your Dog

Dogs are part of the family and will enjoy a good walk around our museum. Why not go further and explore the RSPB reserve as part of your visit? 

We kindly ask that dogs do remain on leads and please note that at certain times of the year we keep livestock on site.



Disabled parking is located at the top of the drive with space for approximately 5 vehicles. More parking can be made accessible on prior request.

Coach parking will be made available in the main carpark for pre-booked groups.

During events, parking will be available in our neighbouring fields. Please follow the signs and directions of our marshals.


Eating at the Rural Life Centre

The Old Kiln Café offers a seasonal family-friendly menu for light lunches and Sunday roasts. To discuss your requirements or make a booking please call 01252 790831.

Bring a picnic! There are lots of benches and picnic tables located around the museum site.

Find Us

Rural Life Centre

GU10 2DL, Farnham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

01252 795571